Ron Malone?<quoted text>
You just don't get it. The people like what he stands for. He will be an excellent board member. He is a smart man and a good man. He is greatly missed at the high school, but he had a higher calling. There's a difference between revenge and restoring sanity to this district...but I have to admit it's awesome that the man the board tried to force out will be sitting on the board. The fact the the community willingly put educators on the school board is very telling of just how strongly the community opposed the direction of the current board. Advice: just sit back and enjoy the new direction of this board, one that truly puts kids first.
To make a claim that a given individual's past popularity can be used as a measurement of their future effectiveness is nothing less than a logical fallacy.
Of course our former principal of 13 years has been and still is "insanely popular". Whether or not current high school students and Boro graduates realize it, Malone was busy being every student's "best friend" while their former principal lobbied for addition of more elective classes so that he could ensure employment for teachers with poor skills. These elective classes continued to see poor enrollment until many of them had to be cancelled by this board. What Ron Malone did best was throw this district's gifted and struggling students under the academic bus.
I could go on about Malone's lack of leadership during the booster scandal but everyone already knows about that. I suppose the only unanswered question is, beginning Jan 2014, what other sorts of damage might Malone be capable of inflicting to this district's students?